How To Make Kratom Tea

As an avid kratom consumer, you may be looking for a different way to take your favorite powder. Individuals can consume kratom in a number of ways including smoking/chewing the leaves, or mixing the powder in their favorite drink. Kratom can taste bitter, so a lot of individuals choose to mix kratom powder in tea. We have dedicated this guide to provide you with tips and tricks on how to make kratom tea. 

Tips for Making Kratom Tea

There are loads of kratom consumers who prefer to have their dose in a lovely tasting cup of tea. It can be brewed in a teapot, coffee pot, or French press. Making tea for kratom consumption is a unique experience that can help decrease the bitterness and allow an individual to reap the benefits offered by kratom. 

Tea that contains kratom can be consumed at any time during the day. Preparing the tea is simple, but there are some essential things you will want to remember when making Kratom tea. This will help you gain the most benefits from your brew. Check out our blog to find out more about where you can buy kratom

Water Temperature

You will want to make sure that your water is hot but not boiling. The active alkaloid compounds in kratom can withstand high temperatures, but you should not boil kratom powder or the leaves directly in a pot or pour boiling water over them. You will want to use water that has been boiled but is slightly cooled. You could also just heat the water and add it before it reaches the boiling point. 

Acidic Ingredients

Kratoms alkaloids have nitrogen. They are stable at high temperatures for long periods of time, but it can have a direct effect on its potency. Therefore, adding acidic ingredients will help decrease the reaction that breaks down the alkaloid compounds. You can add lemon or apple cider vinegar to your tea. It will also help bring more flavor and mask the bitterness that kratom can process. 


One of the biggest complaints among kratom users is its bitter taste. This is why they utilize the “toss and wash” method, which is done by putting the kratom powder in your mouth and immediately washing it down with water. This method could cause the powder to stick in areas of your mouth and cause the bitterness to linger. 

Sweeteners added to your kratom tea can help mask the taste. You could use things such as sugar, honey, or juice from a lemon. As you steep your tea, you can add more flavoring such as ginger or cinnamon. 

Stirring Your Tea

When preparing kratom tea with powder you may have some powder settle in clumps. This can be very disgusting to drink. You can use a whisk to help break up the lumps of powder. Kava is similar to kratom in the fact that the roots can be made into a tea. Check out our blog on the differences between kava vs kratom to learn more. 


It will all depend on how you like your tea as to the way you prepare it. You can easily dilute by adding more water when brewing your tea. This will also help calm the bitter taste. Just be aware this will affect the potency of the kratom. 

Kratom Dose

Rather you are new to kratom or trying a new strain for the first time, you will want to introduce kratom at the smallest dose. All kratom powder will come with recommended dosing instructions. Be sure that you follow dosing guidelines and you do not exceed more than what is stated. Check out our guides on white vein kratom, green vein kratom, red vein kratom, and yellow vein kratom

How To Make Kratom Tea

Kratom Tea From Powder

The powder is the most common way to prepare kratom tea. It will allow the product to provide overall wellness at its highest level of potency. To make sure you are getting all the benefits of your kratom it is advised to make your tea in single cups. 

What You Will Need (makes single-cup)

  • Saucepan that has a pouring lip
  • Small whisk
  • 8 ounces of water
  • Correct dosage of kratom powder
  • Strainer or coffee filter
  • Lemon
  • Optional: honey, sugar, juice, or maple syrup

How to Prepare

  1. Put water into the saucepan and heat until it’s hot but not boiling. 
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add your kratom powder.
  3. Constantly stir to ensure that the powder is distributed correctly.
  4. Allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Place the strainer or coffee filter over your cup and slowly pour the tea mixture. This will allow all the powder residue to be collected. 
  6. Add in sweetener of your choice and drink.

If you wish, you can prepare your kratom tea in a coffee pot. You will want to add your powder into the coffee filter. Just be sure that you do not add too much water to the pot, as this will over dilute your tea. 

Kratom Tea From Leaves

If you prefer to have a clear tea that does not contain the texture of the powder, then you may opt to prepare your kratom tea using crushed leaves. 

What You Will Need (makes single-cup)

  • Saucepan with pouring lip or kettle
  • 8 ounces of water
  • Crushed kratom leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Reusable tea bag, tea diffuser, or French press
  • Optional: honey, sugar, juice, or maple syrup

How to Prepare

  1. Heat your water by using the kettle or saucepan, just be sure it does not reach boiling point. 
  2. Add the crush leaves to your diffuser or reusable tea bag. If you have opted to use a French press be sure that you remove the plunger and then add the leaves to the bottom of your press. 
  3. Add water and allow it to steep for 15 minutes. The longer that the leaves steep the stronger the flavor will be. 
  4. Remove the diffuser or teabag, and strain into a cup. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and add a sweetener of your choice. 

Kratom Ice Tea

If you are a sweet tea lover then you may opt to make some kratom ice tea. Sweet ice tea can help mask the taste of kratom and make it more enjoyable. Kratom ice tea is the perfect beverage for a hot and sunny day. 

What You Will Need

  • A cup of kratom tea already prepared
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • ½ cup of orange
  • ½ cup of pineapple juice
  • Ice

How to Prepare

  1. While your kratom tea is hot, add in your slices of ginger. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes. 
  2. Strain the tea into a jug and add in the honey. Stir until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Add orange juice and pineapple juice to the tea mixture. Allow it to completely cool. 
  4. Add ice to your glass and pour tea. 

Kratom Sun Tea

Sun tea is a great way to prepare a large batch of kratom tea. This will allow you to store the remains and drink on it throughout the week. Also, the perfect solution when preparing tea for a gathering. When you brew the tea using the sun it can make the kratom strain weaker than other methods. Therefore, you may not be receiving your usual dosage. 

What You Will Need

  • Gallon glass jug
  • 12 to 15 cups of water
  • Kratom leaves (measure one dose of kratom per cup)
  • Reusable tea bags or diffuser

How to Prepare

  1. Place water into the one-gallon jug.
  2. Fill your diffuser or tea bag with crushed kratom leaves. Just be sure that you do not overfill them. Place them into the water.
  3. Seal your jug and put in a location that receives a lot of sunlight. You will want to leave it for at least one hour. Just be sure that you do not leave it longer than 5 hours. Depending on the sunlight, you may have to change the location of the jug to ensure it is exposed to the sun.
  4. Remove the diffuser or tea bags from the jug. Reseal and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to drink it. Kratom sun tea can be stored for up to one week. 

Final Note

Kratom can help with your overall well-being. A nice cup of tea can help take the bitterness out of kratom and allow you to enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. Brewing kratom tea will trigger the compounds within kratom and allow them to become biocompatible which is easily absorbed by the body. We hope you have enjoyed this guide on how to make kratom tea. If you have ever made kratom tea before, comment below and give us your thoughts. 

Check out our blog where you can learn how to make kratom extract.

Is Kratom Legal In Your State?

Many people question rather kratom is actually legal in their state to buy, sell, and use. Check out our blog where you can find various guides on individual states, as well as an overview of the national kratom state laws.

Can you smoke kratom? Check out our blog to find out.

Disclaimer: kratom is not used to treat, cure, or mitigate any disease, illness, ailment, and/or condition. Please see FDA import alert 54-15. We make no representations as to intended use or suitability for use.

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